Wildcat Central

December 14 - 20
Due to the outbreak of influenza in the area, Andrews High School will be closed to students until January 5. 


Per CCS policy, students who have more than 7 absences will receive a failing grade for the semester.  

AHS is offering students an opportunity to make up time and avoid failing classes.  These sessions will run from 3:10 to 4:40 on every Tuesday and Thursday in December.

Parent Portal
The new Parent Portal is up and running!  Now you can monitor your child's grades and attendance at your convenience. Contact the front office for more information or to receive your username and password.  

School Hours  
AHS school day begins at 7:55 am and ends at 3:05 pm. Excessive tardies will result in detention.  Please ensure your son or daughter is at school and on time. 

Students cannot sign out of school for lunch.  Leaving for lunch is an infraction of Cherokee County Board Policy 4215 (see page 9 in your handbook).  Students leaving for lunch, or family/friends bringing food from restaurants to school, violates the guidelines for the Federal Free and Reduced Lunch program.  

Lunch is provided daily at AHS and students are welcome to bring lunch from home, but there can be no outside commercial competition to the Free and Reduced Lunch Program.  Violation of this policy jeopardizes the Free and Reduced Lunch program for all students.  

If students have appointments such as dentist or doctors scheduled during lunch, parents will need to come to AHS and sign their students out in person. 

Virginia Haynes, Cherokee County Principal of the Year!

Joslyn Parker, our 2014 AHS Teacher of the Year!


Mark Your Calendars   

Proctors Needed

Exams will be given January 8 January 15.  If you are available to proctor on any of those days, please contact Mr. Bristol at lance.bristol@cherokee.k12.nc.us

Saturday School

There will be additional attendance recovery on Saturday, January 17.


Updates & Cancellations

The HOSA field trip to Atlanta is still on the calendar.  Meet Dr. Haydon at the scheduled time and place.

The holiday concert by the AMS/AHS choruses and bands has been cancelled.

The field trip scheduled for Wednesday with Mrs. Rickett has been cancelled.


Congratulations to Talia Smith who was selected to sing alto in the first ever All-Carolina Select Choir, made up of one hundred and forty five 9th and 10th grade students from across NC and SC. This year's performance will be hosted at Wingate University and will take place on January 30 - 31 of next year.

Congratulations also go out to the following AHS students who won the Superintendent's Christmas Card Contest.

High School Divison:
1st Place - Micaela West
2nd Place - Kristen Rich
3rd Place - Gabrielle Hancock

Congratulations to our AHS wrestlers!  Drake Cable was awarded 2nd place, Thomas West earned 6th place and Shawn Crew won 8th place at the Tuscola Tournament on Saturday.

Thank you

Thanks to everyone who sent toys for the Toys for Tots campaign!   

Scholarship Information

There is new information about scholarships available.  Visit the Guidance Counselor's page or see Mrs. Burch for more information.

ACT Prep  

All juniors will take the ACT in March. There will be an ACT prep program at Tri-County.  Interested in signing up?  See Mrs. Burch for more details.  

Spring Driver’s Ed

There will be spring Driver’s Ed Class beginning on Wednesday, January 21st and running for 15 days. 


Free and Reduced Lunch Forms  

Free and Reduced Lunch forms are still available in the office at AHS and here


Yearbooks are now on sale!  You can now order and pay for them online.

Athletics Announcements


Letter Jackets

Jostens will be on campus on Tuesday, December 16 to deliver.  Jackets must be paid in full to pick up

2015 Athletic Hall of Fame Nominations

AHS is now accepting nominations for the 2015 Athletic Hall of Fame.  Forms are available in the office and at the AHS Athletics site.  Forms must be submitted by Friday, December 19.  

Holiday Basketball Tournament  

The Wildcats will participate in the Franklin Basketball Tournament on December 22 and 23


Other Sporting Events during the Holidays

AHS Basketball will be home on Friday, January 2 against Murphy.  The AHS Wrestlers will travel to Cherokee on Saturday, January 3.

AHS vs Nantahala High Alumni Game

The 3rd Annual Alumni Basketball Game will be held on Saturday, January 3.  All AHS alumni are invited to play.  Registration forms are available in the office.